Not a Bug
- Scatter Shot, Wyvern Sting, and Freezing Trap share diminishing returns
From WoW Classic “Not A Bug” List
- Freezing Trap
- Wyvern Sting
- Ring of Frost
- Bind Elemental
- Quaking Palm
(Note: this category does not share diminishing returns with the above Mesmerize category)
- Disorienting Roar
- Scatter Shot
- Dragon’s Breath
- Breath of Fire (Glyphed)
- Holy Word: Chastise
A handful of spells were added to the list of spells subject to diminishing returns in PvP. It is our goal to set as few spells as possible to be diminished. We’ve identified this short list of spells as having durations and cooldowns sufficient to almost permanently slow or immobilize targets but without adequate controls or other limiting factors. When a spell with diminishing returns is used against a target in PvP, the first effect has full duration. On the second use of the same category of spell (e.g. slowing), that spell’s duration is reduced by 50%. On the third use, the duration is reduced by 75%. On the fourth attempt, the target becomes immune to the spell. Spells must be used on the same target within 15 seconds of the end of the duration in order to be diminished. In other words, if a target hasn’t had a slowing spell active on them for more than 15 seconds, the next slowing spell will have full effect. The list of affected spells is:
- Frost Shock
- Entangling Roots
- Frost Nova
- Freezing Trap now shares the same duration in pvp as other long-duration forms of crowd control (ie: polymorph, fear, sap).
- Freezing Traps are now affected by diminishing returns.
Should Scatter Shot really be sharing a cooldown with Freezing Trap and Wyvern Sting? I can’t find any mention of them being grouped, and only mention of Scatter Shot being a separate “Short Mez” category with Dragon’s Breath.